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Natalie props display

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I just spent a fun and productive morning with State Line Kitchens in Westcliffe On Sea. During our conversation, it became clear that State Line really listen to what their customer wants. They realise that every person who walks through their door is unique…

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To DIY or not to DIY – that is the question

Plain English one

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I can remember when DIY kitchens were a dirty secret… something you’d never admit to owning (although many of us did). These takeaway kits may have had flimsy carcasses, wafer-thin worktops and badly fitted interiors but boy, were they cheap…

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Propped displays make complete sense!

Stoneham propped display

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I took a friend to Grand Designs which really proved something to me, displays are far more appealing when propped. My friend has little knowledge of what I do, but like me, loves to cook and spends a lot of time in her kitchen. We visited most of the kitchen stands and…

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Are you sitting comfortably???

GD chair number seven

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On the journey down to Grand Designs I set myself a task…to find, in my opinion, a “Grand Design”.
The definition of Grand gives itself to something magnificent and impressive. I take photos and by the end of the day I realise I seem to have a theme…

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Never mind the look, feel the storage!

Waste bin in pull-out drawer

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It is vital to start thinking of storage in a new kitchen right from the start of the planning process. All too often kitchens are planned in terms of how they’ll fit into the room and what they will look like, with the storage aspect of planning taking second place.

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The 4 kitchen design rules of Dynamic Space…

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Dynamic Space should sensitise kitchen designers and potential buyers to a few important design rules. These are: 1. Make sure you have enough storage space – absolutely crucial! More than 60% of all kitchen buyers realize they have too little storage space…

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